AMD Radeon R7 260X: specs and benchmarks
AMD started Radeon R7 260X sales 8 October 2013 at a recommended price of $139. This is GCN 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 104 GB/s.
Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 170 mm. 1 x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 115 Watt.
It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 11.86 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.
Of Radeon R7 260X's architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon R7 260X's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R7 260X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon R7 260X's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R7 260X: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R7 260X. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R7 260X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by Radeon R7 260X, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R7 260X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.
This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R7 260X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Let's see how good Radeon R7 260X is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.
This video card matches 86% minimum and 73% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Overall Radeon R7 260X performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 260X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 560 Ti, which is slower by 2% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R7 260X: